Hospice is a medical speciality dedicated to the support and care of persons with limited life expectancies, so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. The hospice philosophy focuses on maintaining the quality of life for each patient. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and volunteers provides caring support to the patient and their family.
Volunteers are an integral part of our philosophy. Hospice volunteers are there to hold a hand and listen, read or write a letter, run errands or even help out in the office. Volunteers are there to step in when a family member needs a break, and they are there for the family and friends after their loved one has passed away. No matter what your skills, talents or motivation, we have the opportunity for you to help.
Volunteers receive training appropriate to each volunteer position. Orientation and training Are scheduled to fit your busy schedule. There are no restrictions in regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or national origin.
Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Administrative Volunteers: Provide organizational/clerical support including filing, answering phones, mailings and additional support - some takes can be completed from your home.
- Bereavement Volunteers: Provide Support to families through phone calls, mailings and visits - some tasks can be done from your home.
- Patient Visitor Volunteers: Provide friendly visits to hospice patients in their homes or long-term healthcare facilities, to provide companionship and support both the patient and their families.
- Pet Therapy Volunteers: Provide caring visits to patients with their registered therapy dogs. The pet therapy volunteer team must be registered or willing to become registered.
- Tuck-in Volunteers: Make weekly supportive phone calls to patients and families.
- Speciality Volunteers: Provide specific support including music, vigil, arts and crafts, life review video, spiritual support and handyman help.
- Professional Volunteers: Provide professional services on a volunteer basis. Examples: art and music therapy, beautician and barber services, clergy/spiritual care, etc.
- Hospice Care
- Elder care
- Patient Care
- Spiritual Healing
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- It's flexible - we'll work with your schedule!